Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

‘Extinction is forever!’: Elaine Giessel’s letter to the KDWPT

October 16, 2014 Salina, Kansas Distinguished KWPT Commissioners: My name is Elaine Giessel. I live in Overland Park, KS. I volunteer as the Endangered Species and Wildlife Chair for the Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club. I have lived in Kansas for 15 years, having moved here from Tex
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Local and County Endorsements

The Sierra Club endorsements we have at this time are for Johnson County as follows: Chair – Johnson County Board of Commissioners – Ed Eilert First District Johnson County Commissioner – Ros Shaffer Fourth District County Commissioner – Curt Skoog
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A new, landmark report shows that hopes of a long-term golden era in American oil & gas production are unfounded – Post Carbon Institute

America’s energy landscape has undergone a dramatic shift over the last decade—literally and figuratively—as a result of the widespread use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). Whole areas of the country have been transformed in a matter of months, while the f
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Brownback Bulldozing the Kansas Economy

The following is a letter from Ryan Wright, executive director of Kansas Values Institute. When Gov. Sam Brownback launched his “experiment” on Kansas and its people, he said his policies would “be like a shot of adrenaline into the Kansas economy,” promising they would create jobs, b
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Latest Flint Hill Burning Exposes Big Gap in Air Monitoring

The following is a Kansas Sierra Club Press Release on October 20, 2014 October 20, 2014   For Immediate Release For More information contact Craig Volland at 913-334-0556 or The April, 2014 rangeland burning season in the Kansas Flint Hills resulted in eleven exce
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